Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

William Morris

0 recensioni
Con la tua recensione raccogli punti Premium
pagabile con 18App pagabile con Carta del Docente
Articolo acquistabile con 18App e Carta del Docente
Formato: PDF
Testo in en
Cloud: Scopri di più
Compatibilità: Tutti i dispositivi (eccetto Kindle) Scopri di più
Dimensioni: 590,91 KB
  • EAN: 9788829565832

€ 3,99

Punti Premium: 4

Venduto e spedito da IBS

EBOOK INGLESE
Aggiungi al carrello
spinner
Fai un regalo
spinner

non è possibile acquistare ebook su dispositivi Apple. Puoi comunque aggiungerli alla wishlist

Gaia la libraia

Gaia la libraia Vuoi ricevere un'email sui tuoi prodotti preferiti? Chiedi a Gaia, la tua assistente personale

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It was first published in hardcover by Morris' Kelmscott Press in 1895. Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its republication by the Newcastle Publishing Company as the twelfth volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library in April, 1977.

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, set in the forested land of Oakenrealm, was Morris' reimagining and recasting of the medieval Lay of Havelock the Dane, with his displaced royal heirs Christopher and Goldilind standing in for the original story's Havelock and Goldborough.

In contrast to his source, Morris emphasizes the romantic aspect of the story, giving a prominent place to the heroine's misfortunes and bringing to the forefront the love story between her and the hero; the warfare by which the hero regains his heritage is relegated to a secondary role. Also unlike both the source and most of Morris's other fantasies, there is little or no supernatural element in this version of the story.

Christopher is portrayed as initially ignorant of his true identity, leading to an emotional conflict between the protagonists to reconcile their mutual love and attraction with what they believe to be the profound disparity in their social status and shame of their forced marriage. This situation is resolved when the two fall in with Jack of the Tofts, who gives refuge to Christopher after his sons rescue the hero from an assassination attempt by a servant of the usurper Earl Rolf.
Gaia la libraia

Gaia la libraia Vuoi ricevere un'email sui tuoi prodotti preferiti? Chiedi a Gaia, la tua assistente personale

  • William Morris Cover

    (Walthamstow, Essex, 1834 - Hammersmith, Londra, 1896) poeta, pittore e pensatore politico inglese. Compiuti gli studi allo Exeter College di Oxford, divenne amico del pittore E. Burne-Jones e di Dante G. Rossetti. Nel 1862 aprì uno studio di arredatore divulgando le proprie ricerche sulle arti applicate. Esordì come poeta nel 1858 con La difesa di Ginevra (The defense of Guenevere), a cui seguirono Il paradiso terrestre (The earthly paradise, 1868-70), Poesie lungo il cammino (Poems by the way, 1891) e versioni di saghe norvegesi in prosa e in versi: La storia di Sigurd il volsungo (The story of Sigurd the volsung, 1876). Appassionato del medioevo e delle età primitive, fu poeta originale soprattutto nelle brevi liriche ispirate a temi e simboli cavallereschi. Dopo la sua adesione al socialismo,... Approfondisci
Questo prodotto lo trovi anche in:
Note legali